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Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev becomes men’s singles champion, Germany’s first male tennis star to win gold

Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev becomes men's singles champion, Germany's first male tennis star to win gold

24-year-old Alexander Zverev has not won a single Grand Slam title till date, but in his very first Olympics, he won the singles gold medal.

Alexander Zverev has won a major title for the first time in his senior career. (Photo: AFP)

Germany’s young tennis star Alexander Zverev has won the men’s singles title at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Zverev won the gold medal in the final by defeating Russian player (Russian Olympic Committee) Karen Khachanov in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. This is the biggest title of 24-year-old Zverev’s career. Along with this, Zverev did that charisma, which even the great German star Boris Becker could not do. Zverev has become the first German player to win a men’s singles gold medal at the Olympics. Khachanov won the silver medal in this singles, while the bronze medal went to Pablo Karenya Busta of Spain.

Zverev, one of the best young players of the current era, performed brilliantly throughout the tournament, and the biggest example of this was in the semi-finals, where he defeated the biggest gold medalist and world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia. In the final, Zverev dominated his game even more and Khachanov was knocked out of the match at the very beginning.

Zverev wins easily in both sets

Zverev took the lead in the first set by breaking the service of the Russian player and won it 6-3. Khachanov was expected to do better in the second set, but world No. 5 ranked Zverev expanded his dominance in the set and won consecutive games to take a decisive 5-0 lead. Khachanov eventually managed to win a game, but that was not enough to stop Zverev, who took the set, match and gold medal with the very next game.

Zverev’s biggest title

This is the biggest title of the German star’s senior professional career. Zverev has not won a single Grand Slam title yet. He only managed to reach the final of the 2020 US Open, where he was defeated by Dominic Thiem of Austria. Zverev’s biggest title before Olympic gold was the 2018 ATP Tour Finals, where he won among the top eight tennis players.

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